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Seven In Nomine

By Sir Peter Maxwell Davies

Orchestra (Full Score)
Composed by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies (1934-). Boosey & Hawkes Scores/Books. Contemporary, Classical. 28 pages. Boosey & Hawkes #M060037801. Published by Boosey & Hawkes (HL.48010136).

Item Number: HL.48010136

9.25x12.25 inches.

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  • 2018-04-10 20:42:28.0 "In Nomine"

    An "in Nomine" is a term used by Renaissance composers when a plainchant is used as an instrumental. Five of these pieces by Maxwell Davies more or less follow the form with some modern instrumentation. But the most interesting pieces are the birthday tributes to Benjamin Britten and Michael Tippett...

    . They are literally "in Nomine" in that they are in honor of the two composers and have been criticized since there is minimal reference to the form, ie., only a few basic motives. This is probably due to the fact that they were written at different times in the composer's career. Having said that, the two birthday tributes are wonder examples of innovation and tonal color. Knowing that, the pieces are worth buying and studying for that alone.

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